Written by Ana on 29.04.2020
Nowadays Progressive House is one of the most popular sub-genres of the house style. It has won the hearts of top-quality music lovers around the world. Where did it appear and what are its characteristics? Read on!
Progressive House first arose in Britain in the 1990s. The term “progressive house” was first used in 1992 by the editor-in-chief of the English magazine Mixmag Dom Phillips. Progressive House has experienced two spikes in popularity. The first occurred in the mid-1990s, when vibrant dance music first began to sound out in English clubs. The most notable DJ of progressive house at the time was DJ Sasha, who worked with his friend John Digweed.
The second wave of popularity came in the 2000s, when progressive house again became sombre music. At that time, John Digweed and his label Bedrock records made a significant contribution to the development of the genre’s direction. However, since 2004, progressive house’s popularity has begun to fade. Nevertheless, there are still a number of dedicated musicians and DJs who continue to play it. These DJs include Armin van Buuren; Markus Schulz, Deadmau5 (Dead mouse), Sasha (Alexander Coe), Deep Dis, Avicii, Way Out West, John Digweed, Pryda, James Holden, and many others.
Рrogressive house’s main feature is being unobtrusive whilst simultaneously having an energetic sound. Thanks to the extraordinary combination of a contemporary beat and an original melody, the style was named рrogressivе.
In many ways, the sound of рrogressive house itself has changed, but it remains one of the leading styles played on global dance floors.